Beardstown’s Ernie Bolen participated in the XVII SHUDO-Kan-Karate-Do Pan Am Championships
Ernie Bolen, owner of E&M Home Improvements, was a participant in the Kan-Karate-Do Pan Am cham-pionships held in Miami, Fla.
Bolen was accompanied by his Sensei Doug Dennis of the Springfield Shudo Kan Karate Club.
There were 18 countries representing either their Shudo Katate school or their country.
Prior to the tournament all participants went to a special seminar given by a Master of Shitu Ryu style.